Newbie Blogger Initiative! Over the past year that I've been playing WoW, I've greatly enjoyed discovering all of the resources online for learning about the vast world of Azeroth, maintained by a large community of WoW bloggers and Twitterers. As this game has developed into a full-fledged hobby for me, I've felt the desire to approach it as I do all of my hobbies: learning all I can about the topic, and turning it into a creative outlet. I really enjoy documenting my explorations in game, and I'm ready to share my meanderings with whomever cares to read.
Why has it taken me so long to get to this point? I will admit, I have struggled with some guilt over finding so much pleasure in a computer game, and the trials and travails of the characters that I create within. I feel like I am too old (40), too adult (mortgage, career); that enjoying this game is not a pursuit befitting of someone like myself.
But really, WoW isn't that far afield from other interests that I've held over the years. I've been a fan of video games since childhood, and the Final Fantasy series has been a huge favorite. I've read fantasy and science fiction books of all kinds, and enjoyed movies filled with aliens, monsters, dragons and warriors. I've always had an appreciation for art, so it's really no surprise that the visual beauty of Azeroth has drawn me in. I've also always had a vivid inner life filled with thoughts of strong women overcoming obstacles and achieving their dreams. For me, World of Warcraft provides an outlet for those fantasies to manifest, and this blog is a place to put those stories down on virtual paper.
I hereby establish my little spot in the WoW blogosphere, home of Wapsipinicon, Goetia, Blatella, Boomhoof, Panthalassa, Milyra, and many more. Some of their stories are already here; stay tuned for many more.